Port tenants and visitors may experience heavy traffic and delays this weekend, February 24 and 25, due to two different events being held at the Broward County Convention Center. More than 8,000 attendees are expected over the weekend. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the convention center area and use the port entrances located at Federal Hwy (US1)/ State Road 84 and I-595/Eller Dr.
Please be advised of the updated hours of operations for the port’s security checkpoints:
- Checkpoint 1 (I-595 and Eller Dr.): Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
- Checkpoint 2 (Spangler Blvd./SR 84 and U.S. 1/Federal Hwy.): 6 AM to 6 PM daily.
- Checkpoint 3 (Eisenhower Blvd. and SE 17th St.): 6 AM to 6 PM daily.
- Checkpoint 4 (McIntosh Rd.): Open 24 hours, 7 days a week.
As always, if there are emergencies or other events requiring access or extending hours for Checkpoints 2 and 3, please contact Seaport Security at email@example.com or 954-468-0116.
Security is a top priority at Port Everglades. Ensuring a safe and secure environment for enterprises as well as individuals has become a critical, built-in function of the port's infrastructure. Identification badge requirements and background checks are strictly enforced.
Capital Improvements Program
Port Everglades completed a massive $48 million security infrastructure program after the terrorist attacks in 2001. The strides in security enhancements and improvements have been significant. Spanning several budget years, the results have been measurable. Key highlights of this program include:
- Construction of a new Security Operations Command Center
- Closed-circuit television monitoring systems at all entrances
- Barrier wall to protect hazardous materials
- Staffed access-control gates that separate traffic flow and facilitate passenger and cargo movement
- Radiation Portal Monitors monitored by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to screen all containerized cargo leaving the port via truck transport
- Tighter perimeter barriers with fencing around restricted areas throughout the entire port
- STARS (STOLEN AUTOMOBILE RECOVERY SYSTEM) cargo X-ray system
- Technologically enhancing Foreign-Trade Zone #25 with monitored security cameras, an upgraded fire alarm system and an automated inventory control system
- State-of-the-art X-ray screening area in Southport Container Complex which allows U.S. Customs and Border Protection to scan containers as they depart the docks, resulting in more efficient movement of cargo